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Adrian Cunningham | 11 February, 2019, 02:12

It's billed at the music industry's biggest night, but the 61st annual Grammys on Sunday are also a showcase for the latest in celebrity attire.

The Grammys are a beast of an award show.

"I don't think you can say anyone is a front-runner", said Melinda Newman, West Coast editor of Billboard magazine. The 2019 Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

The 2019 Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10th, and exclusive broadcasting rights for the music awards show in Canada goes to Rogers Media, which will be airing the Grammys on Citytv. Their critically acclaimed "By the Way, I Forgive You" earned the best Americana album award, while its standout single "The Joke" won best American roots song and best American roots performance. This week Ariana Grande blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and accused him of lying about why she was no longer performing at the show.

"It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more", she continued. This year's most nominated woman picked up her first three awards during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony, the nontelevised portion where the bulk of the awards are given out.

Carlile told the AP she stands "behind Ariana Grande's decision to stand up for herself and her art".

Unfortunately for United Kingdom music fans, there will be no live broadcast of the Grammy Awards this year.

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As for other ways to watch the Grammys, you can also tune into American network CBS.

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year's Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night's top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform on stage.

Women are also hoping to get their due after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them a year ago to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.

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This year's show exhibits some efforts to combat these diversity issues - the academy, which The Times reported has invited 900 new members to vote, expanded major categories from five to eight nominees.

On Sunday, 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will emcee music's biggest night, while Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Shawn Mendes take the stage.

Monae was also joined by songwriter Linda Perry, the first women nominated for non-classical producer of the year in 15 years and rapper-singer Tierra Whack, who scored a nomination for best music video for her "Mumbo Jumbo".